quasi connective

connective

[kuh-nek-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving or tending to connect: connective remarks between chapters.
noun
2.
something that connects.
3.
Grammar. a word used to connect words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, as a conjunction.
4.
Botany. the tissue joining the two cells of the anther.

Origin:
1645–55; connect + -ive

connectively, adverb
connectivity [kon-ek-tiv-i-tee] , noun
nonconnective, adjective, noun
nonconnectively, adverb
nonconnectivity, noun
preconnective, adjective
quasi-connective, adjective
quasi-connectively, adverb
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connective (kəˈnɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  serving to connect or capable of connecting
 
n
2.  a thing that connects
3.  grammar, logic
 a.  a less common word for conjunction
 b.  any word that connects phrases, clauses, or individual words
 c.  a symbol used in a formal language in the construction of compound sentences from simpler sentences, corresponding to terms such as or, and, not, etc, in ordinary speech
4.  botany the tissue of a stamen that connects the two lobes of the anther
5.  anatomy a nerve-fibre bundle connecting two nerve centres
 
con'nectively
 
adv
 
connectivity
 
n

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connective
1650s, from connect + -ive (if from Latin, it likely would have been *connexive). Related: Connectivity (1893); Connective tissue is from 1839.
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